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Hidden Valley

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Address: Off Park Blvd., 2 mi north of intersection with western end of Barker Dam Rd., Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Great hike and boulder climbing!

The hike is easy but fun and interesting with a variety of flora and fauna. The large clusters of boulders are fun for all ages. The trail is accessible from the picnic area.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kim C
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike is easy but fun and interesting with a variety of flora and fauna. The large clusters of boulders are fun for all ages. The trail is accessible from the picnic area.

Thank Kim C
Maplewood, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful loop approx 1 mile. The Joshua trees were in bloom, the boulders were fun to traverse, the scrapes were ever changing and awe inspiring.

Thank EAKproductions
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hidden valey is a beautiful place with a short trail that anyone can walk through. There are some joshua trees but not só many but the Stones around the valley are unique. Be prepare with some Waterloo with you.

Thank EduUtaka
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We might have a future rock climber on our hands! Our preschooler loved scrambling up and down the rocks at Hidden Valley. He also had a blast imagining what rocks looked like - named one the Dinosaur Rock (it really looked like a triceratops lying down), as well as a rock that looked like teeth!

Thank vacationgirl07
Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the top attractions, a fairly easy walk into a valley that has changed due to cattle rustling. Lots of parking, good place for a picnic, shady spots make it a good option for mid-day visit. Keep going counter clockwise and you can't get lost, only one way out.

Thank mntraveler35
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short 0.1 or 0.2 mile walk through some rocks takes you to this beautiful hidden spot. The nature trail is informative. It is supposed to be one mile, but it felt a lot longer. It was somewhat difficult to follow the trail at times. Quite a few ascents and descents. Definitely go to Hidden Valley and then decide if... More 

Thank Davigeta
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

it is a strategic base for ppl that want to explore key view. jumbo rock, skull rock. the trail is pretty easy. good for family n kids too. it is centrally located to many sites. and the campground is pretty big.

Thank starystarynite
Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you love outdoors activities you must go to the Joshua tree national park, it is a 2 hours ride from L.A, the entrance costs 15 USD per vehicle. Take your time to walk around, there are beautiful places that aren't close to the road.

Thank Leo J
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We came to the States in the main to tour some of the desert regions..... and the Joshuah Tree was our favourite area. This relativeley short hike was superb - gorgeous rugged scenery - stark rockfaces and easy underfoot. Not a long walk by any means the circular route took us well under an hour but for such a small... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Hidden Valley is a must go destination for this time of year. The desert flowers just start blooming and the view is spectacular. Temperatures in the beginning of March are mild and extreme comfortable for hiking. Bring a lot of water because is very dry in the area.

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